The Academy Awards not only recognises excellence in world cinema but is also an occasion when celebrities are judged for the fashion quotient on the red carpet.
With the commencement of the 85th edition of the Academy Awards at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre on 24 February, style gurus have begun scanning for the best and the worst dressed celebrities.
While many stars made their mark on the red carpet with stunning and elegant attires, others were unfortunately placed in the 'worst dressed' category at the Oscars 2013.
The beautiful and the gorgeous Anne Hathaway, who won the best supporting actress Oscar for her role in "Les Miserables", was among the unfortunate ones placed under the fashion scanner. The actress, who usually turned up immaculately dressed for the Awards, got a thumbs down for her pale pink Prada gown that screamed simplicity and looked rather boring.
Other celebrities to join Hathaway in the worst dressed category were Melissa McCarthy, Kelly Osbourne, Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Rowland and Olivia Munn.
Here is a look at some of the worst dressed celebrities at the 2013 Academy Awards:
Anne Hathaway, best supporting actress nominee for her role in "Les Miserables" arrives at the 85th Academy Awards in Hollywood, California February 24, 2013 (Reuters)
Melissa McCarthy sporting a a platinum David Meister gown. Discussions are going on networking sites if McCarthy wore a blanket to Oscars! (Twitter/@tomandlorenzo)
Brandi Glanville certainly over-exposed herself with a lot of cleavage on display in her plunging frock from her very own Brand B fashion label. (Twitter/@kasie_banks)
Kelly Osbourne sported a black shimmery and strappy Tony Ward Couture dress.The purple hair with that dress, was a complete no-no! (Twitter/@freshzone2012)
Kelly Rowland struck an Angelina pose in a strapless black and white Donna Karan Atelier dress but failed to impress. (Twitter/ @kpoppkpop)
Giuliana Rancic failed to impress in a black Rafael Cennamo gown styled with very simple accessories (Twitter/@GiulianaRancic)
Olivia Munn seemed keen to blend in with the red carpet in her deep red Marchesa dress with a long train that made it difficult for her to move. (Twitter/@hellomag)
Helena Bonham Carter in her layered Vivienne Westwood gown looked more like she walked straight from her bed to the big night. (Twitter/@Univ_espect )